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Dear Sophie:

My spouse’s start-up is transferring her to the U.S. to help establish a workplace there. Will I have the ability to opt for her and work in the U.S.? For how long will it consider me to get a work allow? For how long will we have the ability to remain?

— Hopeful in Hyderabad

Dear Hopeful:

Congratulations on starting an exciting brand-new experience with your household. U.S. migration law permits visa holders to bring their partner and dependent kids with them to the U.S. and you can have a look at this podcast on the topic. Dependent children are defined as kids who are under the age of 21 and unmarried. Whether the spouse can get a work permit, which is called a Work Permission Document (EAD), depends upon which dependent visa the spouse gets.

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